This Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (AKA Derby Pie) is your favorite chocolate chip cookie in pie form with a crust! Super easy, rich, and perfect served with vanilla ice cream.
Take your favorite ooey gooey, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie and convert it into a pie, and that is what you have here. A slice of Heaven, basically!
What is Derby Pie?
Derby pie was created in the Melrose Inn of Prospect, Kentucky, by George Kern with the help of his parents. It is often associated with the Kentucky Derby.
What is in Derby Pie?
I’ve seen a few variations…one where it resembles chocolate pecan pie made with corn syrup and Bourbon , the other like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie with walnuts. Their original recipe is classified, but this is similar to the Melrose Inn’s famous version.
Ingredients you’ll need (scroll down for the detailed printable):
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Large eggs
- Finely chopped walnuts
- Milk chocolate chips
- 1 9-inch homemade pie crust (par-baked), or one frozen store-bought pie shell
- vanilla ice cream , for serving (optional)
- Switch up the chocolate chips – I used milk chocolate chips, but you can easily use white, semisweet, dark, butterscotch, or a combination!
- Change the nuts – this recipe calls for walnuts, but swap them out for pecans, if you prefer.
- Add in a splash of Kentucky Bourbon!
How to Make Derby Pie
This is as easy as it gets! All you do is mix all of the ingredients together until combined, pour into the pie shell and bake. That’s it!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Recipe Notes
This pie is fairly gooey right from the oven, so for easier slicing ability let it set for a couple of hours, but when it’s still warm. (If you can’t wait that long, I completely understand.) Serving with vanilla ice cream is completely optional, but oh so good!
Does derby pie need to be refrigerated? Once baked, this pie can sit out for a day (covered with foil.) After that, it should be refrigerated and will keep up to 3 days.
Can you freeze derby pie? This version freezes well. Allow to cool completely, then wrap pie tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It can be frozen up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (Derby Pie)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, , melted and cooled
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs , well beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 9-inch pie crust (par-baked), or store-bought
- vanilla ice cream , for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients and pour into the pie shell.
- Bake 45 minutes until crust is baked and top is golden and crackled.
- Serve right away if you want it warm and gooey. For a firmer texture, allow to cool for a few hours before slicing. Serve on its own or with ice cream!